Nastia Liukin’s Huge Prediction for 2016 Rio

FIVE-time Olympic Medalist, Nastia makes a huge prediction for Simone Biles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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“She’s just competing against herself. She’s the best gymnast I’ve ever seen.

“To be honest, she’s her own competition,” Liukin told Reuters on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, where she helped throw the switch to light the skyscraper in Team USA red, white and blue to mark 100 days out from the Rio Games.

“It’s been fun for me just to commentate. You’re sitting on the edge of your seat. In your mind you’re thinking how is that even possible,” she said about the tumbling passes Biles is able to produce at the end of her routines.

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“America is going to fall in love with her. She’s just bubbly and giggly and enjoys life and loves gymnastics.”

Liukin said the 4-foot-9 (1.45 meters) Biles, who turned 19 two weeks ago, has raised the bar each year in becoming the first woman to win three consecutive world all-around titles among a total haul of 14 medals, 10 of them gold.

“She’s added more difficulty every single year. Just when you think she can’t get any better, she can’t add any more difficulty, she does,” gushed Liukin.

“Aly Raisman and Gabby (Douglas) from the Fierce Five will be pushing Simone,” Liukin said about the duo that were members of the gold medal winning team at the 2012 London Games, where Douglas claimed the all-around crown.

“Some of the Russian gymnasts and Chinese gymnasts are also fighting their way but really, in the last three years no one has been able to come close to her.”

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